art by =saintchase

Theoryland Resources

WoT Interview Search

Search the most comprehensive database of interviews and book signings from Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson and the rest of Team Jordan.

Wheel of Time News

An Hour With Harriet

2012-04-30: I had the great pleasure of speaking with Harriet McDougal Rigney about her life. She's an amazing talent and person and it will take you less than an hour to agree.

The Bell Tolls

2012-04-24: Some thoughts I had during JordanCon4 and the upcoming conclusion of "The Wheel of Time."

Theoryland Community

Members: 7653

Logged In (0):

Newest Members:johnroserking, petermorris, johnadanbvv, AndrewHB, jofwu, Salemcat1, Dhakatimesnews, amazingz, Sasooner, Hasib123,

Theoryland Tweets

Forums

Home | Chat | Old Forums(Yuku)


Go Back   Theoryland of the Wheel of Time Forums > THEORYLAND STEDDINGS > General "Other" Books Discussion > Brandon Sanderson
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-10-2012, 10:07 AM
Anaiya Sedai's Avatar
Anaiya Sedai Anaiya Sedai is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,574
Anaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant future
Default Talk to me about Mistborn

I haven't read it, so no spoilers, please.

I have read Way of Kings (about three or four times now) and love it. I also love Sanderson's writing in WoT.
Do I *need* to read Mistborn? Are there audiobooks (because I rarely get much time to just sit and read these days)?
How many books are there now?
Wasn't one of them free to download somewhere a while ago?
__________________
----------
Flaming Haran. Hand of the Flame.
Founding Member of The Super Sexy Club
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Zombie Sammael's Avatar
Zombie Sammael Zombie Sammael is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Too close to New South Wales
Posts: 3,225
Zombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Zombie Sammael
Default

So far, there are three books in the main series, plus one "outrigger" set several hundred years after the main series that appears to be setting the scene for further sequels. I think Brandon said he planned a "trilogy of trilogies" set in the world.

You don't have to read it, but I would suggest that if you like Brandon's writing you ought to. They are not quite as refined as his work on WOK or on WOT, but are nevertheless a good story. There's an awful lot of the main character of Mistborn, Vin, in Shallan from WOK. And of course, there are more tidbits about the cosmere in them if you care about that.
__________________
Sa souvraya niende misain ye

Master of the lightnings, rider on the storm,
wearer of a crown of swords, spinner out of fate.
Who thinks he turns the Wheel of Time,
may learn the truth too late.

Light is held before the maw of the infinite void, and all that he is can be seized.

The one who Death has known
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:37 AM
Anaiya Sedai's Avatar
Anaiya Sedai Anaiya Sedai is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,574
Anaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant futureAnaiya Sedai has a brilliant future
Default

Oh Shallan.. She annoyed me quite a bit throughout the book, but I think she has some badass potential coming up. I need another Stormlight archives book
__________________
----------
Flaming Haran. Hand of the Flame.
Founding Member of The Super Sexy Club
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-10-2012, 12:39 PM
Zombie Sammael's Avatar
Zombie Sammael Zombie Sammael is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Too close to New South Wales
Posts: 3,225
Zombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Zombie Sammael
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anaiya Sedai View Post
Oh Shallan.. She annoyed me quite a bit throughout the book, but I think she has some badass potential coming up. I need another Stormlight archives book
I think the general opinion is that Mistborn is a better stopover for people interested in Stormlight than Elantris or Warbreaker, but I haven't personally read the latter two yet. After Mistborn I was a bit Brandon Sanderson-d out.
__________________
Sa souvraya niende misain ye

Master of the lightnings, rider on the storm,
wearer of a crown of swords, spinner out of fate.
Who thinks he turns the Wheel of Time,
may learn the truth too late.

Light is held before the maw of the infinite void, and all that he is can be seized.

The one who Death has known
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-10-2012, 05:24 PM
Birgitte's Avatar
Birgitte Birgitte is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,372
Birgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant futureBirgitte has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Birgitte Send a message via MSN to Birgitte
Default

I like Mistborn a lot. I've read the trilogy a few times now. I gotta say, Vin is WAY more badass than Shallan. And Mistborn is just fun. Easy dialogue, interesting characters, neat magic... Fun.
__________________
Bonded to Mat
Valkyrie

General of the Northern Border, Hero of Krieros Valley, the Coffinnail
Queen of the TCA

"Sometimes I sit around... watching chat... and thinking...sh*t... I created this madness." -- Lord of the Board
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Zombie Sammael's Avatar
Zombie Sammael Zombie Sammael is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Too close to New South Wales
Posts: 3,225
Zombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond reputeZombie Sammael has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Zombie Sammael
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Birgitte View Post
I like Mistborn a lot. I've read the trilogy a few times now. I gotta say, Vin is WAY more badass than Shallan. And Mistborn is just fun. Easy dialogue, interesting characters, neat magic... Fun.
Vin in the first half of Mistborn 1 is about as badass as Shallan all the way through WOK. Vin gets progressively more badass as the series goes on. I expect Shallan to undergo a similar development.
__________________
Sa souvraya niende misain ye

Master of the lightnings, rider on the storm,
wearer of a crown of swords, spinner out of fate.
Who thinks he turns the Wheel of Time,
may learn the truth too late.

Light is held before the maw of the infinite void, and all that he is can be seized.

The one who Death has known
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-29-2012, 12:20 AM
utinbaho utinbaho is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 28
utinbaho is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

too detailed magic. i like stormlight better, thats the best magic in all of fantasy.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-04-2012, 01:51 AM
Ieyasu's Avatar
Ieyasu Ieyasu is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 598
Ieyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to beholdIeyasu is a splendid one to behold
Default

I did not like the mistborn trilogy, however I did like the western outrigger. A nice tribute to steampunk... but the main trilogy felt too formula for my tastes. I think it makes a great read for the teenage demographic. If you like dragonlance/forgotten realms stories then you will love the mistborn trilogy.

WoK was great, but I thought Warbreaker was total garbage.

Never bothered with Elantris.
__________________
--It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.